bookmonster


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Composting Cardboard

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 16:26

Ha, I like the weed suppression idea! I usually hoard cardboard due to not having much browns, but having just done the annual clearout I have a good pile now. They're mostly amazon boxes so I'll set aside some time to chop them up.

Composting Cardboard

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 15:23

How do you prepare cardboard for composting? We don't have a garden shredder, so just looking for ideas.

Late-summer apples?

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 17:52

started harvesting howgate wonder today.

first apple harvest!

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 17:46

I'm celebrating the beginning of our first harvest from our espalier howgate wonder apple. I know only unblemished apples can be stored - are these blemishes significant enough to warrant eating now and not storing? Thanks!

cats!

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 08:43

Trying to stop the local moggy pooing on our lawn. Tried scattering orange peel which I thought was doing the trick but seemingly not effective enough. Don't really want to get an ultrasonic thing as I can hear them. ANy other ideas?

Apple Harvesting

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 14:13

Thanks, I'll save some egg boxes. I'm hoping they'll feature in Christmas dinner...

Apple Harvesting

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 12:55

We have a howgate wonder apple tree with some whoppers growing, the first year we've had apples. The nursery said harvest november, eat December. Do the apples need storing before eating or can they be eaten or cooked straight away?

What is this?

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 12:52

Thanks! Up to 4 metres tall and 4 metres spread - it's defninitely for the chop, much as it's a magnificent plant.

What is this?

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 08:41

What is this?

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 08:40

can anyone ID this shrub? It's taller than me, pollinators arent' too fussed about the flowers and it's only produced berries once.

Discussions started by bookmonster

white flecks

Windowsill Herbs 
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self watering herbs?

 
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Last Post: 12/08/2017 at 11:54

slug pubs

how not to catch spiders 
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Last Post: 12/08/2017 at 17:19

walking/tree onions

Well excited! 
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Last Post: 03/08/2017 at 20:03

slugs...

 
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Last Post: 09/08/2017 at 20:04

Friend or foe?

What are these caterpillars? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2017 at 05:41

Onions

Are they nearly there? 
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Last Post: 10/06/2017 at 00:19

kohlrabi

any tips? 
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Last Post: 14/05/2017 at 18:23

onions

eating them green 
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Last Post: 13/05/2017 at 18:47

Pruning Winter Jasmine

 
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Last Post: 13/05/2017 at 09:47

Composting Cardboard

 
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Last Post: 06/03/2017 at 10:23

first apple harvest!

Storage advice needed 
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Last Post: 15/10/2016 at 17:50

cats!

you know what I'm going to say... 
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Last Post: 20/09/2016 at 08:58

Apple Harvesting

Howgate wonders 
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Last Post: 18/09/2016 at 14:13

What is this?

 
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